Sunday, December 23, 2007

Still Taking It Easy

I am still not feeling so hot, but I am doing some better. I don't really feel that badly now, but I have this stupid cough that won't go away. Also, my chest feels "tight." Today, I decided that maybe some lighter exercise wouldn't hurt and might even make it better. So, I went for a bike ride and a walk. Stats are posted below. I am still on Weight Watchers, and I am at 25 points a day. I have lost 29 lbs. :)

Polar numbers:

Time - 38:13
In Zone - 32:47
Avg HR - 150
Max HR 0 179
Calories burned - 394

Time - 50:35
In Zone - 26:24
Avg HR - 131
Max HR - 144
Calories - 391

Total Calories burned - 785 - WOOOOO HOOOOO! That is 2.66 lean cuisine French Bread Pizzas (I am SO addicted) or 5.8 bags of Orville Redenbacher Naturals Buttery Salt and Black Pepper Popcorn. This is my greatest diet aid. I do not think I would have been as successful if I hadn't discovered this. I LOVE it and have 2 bags a day (sometimes 3!)!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Still sick

My couch to 5k program is still on hold. :( I am coughing and sneezing and feeling awful. Going to the doctor tomorrow. Hopefully, I can be back on track soon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Chest Cold and Weigh In

I have had a chest cold/sinus infection and have not been feeling up to running. I am anxiously looking forward to getting back to it. I did weigh in yesterday for another 2 lbs down with a total of 26 pounds!!!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

First 5K Ever

We did it. It wasn't pretty, but we did it. We jogged some. We walked some. We finished. We raised money for epilepsy. WOO HOO. 46 minutes later we finished. :)

Polar Watch Numbers
Time: 46:31
In Zone 7:07
Avg 182
Max HR 197
Calories: 619

First mile 12:00
Second Mile 16:00
Third Mile 18:00 Hee Hee

Well, at least we have a baseline for improvement! :) I am proud. 6 months ago, I was smoking and could have never done this. I am also glad I was not carrying that extra 24 pounds I have lost. Go Gleasons! Go McFalls!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Couch to 5k Week 7 #1
So, today is my last day to run before my first ever 5k. So, I am well aware that I will probably have to walk at least some of this 5k, but I decide that I will try to be more aware of where I am with timing today. So, I think I went faster in the beginning and that made this run the worst of all the ones I have done. I also have a bit of a chest cold, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. All I know is 10 minutes in, my legs were hurting and I was having a hard time with my breathing. I wasn't gasping or anything, but I felt like I was having to work for my breathing. I felt like it would subside if I just worked through it but went a little slower. Unfortunately, that didn't help. Around 17 minutes, I was really not feeling good. So, I walked for about 1.5 - 2 minutes. Then, I finished by running another 6 or so to complete my 25 mins. I was sweating like crazy and just generaly feeling bad. I could barely walk up the stairs when I got home because my muscles were revolting. Not sure what was going on, but I sure hope it is better on Saturday!!!!!!

When I started walking I goofed the Polar watch too so my best guess (piecing together two exercise segments)
Time: 13:58 + 22:34 = 36:32
In Zone 18:03 (I changed my zone up a little bit)
Avg HR 164
Max HR 190
Calories = 244 + 160 = 404

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Today is it. The 25 minute run (the one I avoided yesterday because I was too tired - ok, ok, I was too chicken). I did it!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I did it. This program continuously amazes me. I remember looking at all the weeks when I started and thinking that there was NO way. Hee Hee. So, around 9 minutes I thought, wow, 25 minutes is going to be a long time. Around 12 minutes, my muscles were burning a little. Around 16 minutes, I was a little winded. But, you know what, I worked through all of those and by the end I even sped up!!!!! :) I actually RAN the last 30 seconds or so. :) Hee Hee. I am giddy.

Polar numbers:
In Zone: 2:51 - ok, I really need to change my zone
Avg HR: 161
Max HR: 191
Calories: 422 (WOO HOO)

I am so excited about Saturday. My first 5k. I think I will probably be the absolute slowest person there, but I don't even care!!! :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Today is the company Christmas Party, so I knew I needed to get up and run. :)

Time: 35:09 (I actually forgot to start it for probably 3 min)
In Zone: 5:18 (I think I need to change my zone since I am not in mine)
Avg HR: 157
Max HR: 190
Calories: 380